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  • 1 Huerto del Cura gardens Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Porta de la Morera 49 E - 03200 Elche

    A listed "national artistic garden" is a delightful retreat in the palm grove. The "priest's garden" takes its name from José Castaño Sánchez (1843-1918), a chaplain who inherited the garden and then devoted his life to it. In an ..

  • 2 Palm Grove Museum Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Porta de la Morera 12 E - Elche

    This museum is dedicated to the history of palm groves and is located in the former plantation of Sant Placid. The history of Elche's palm groves, and the cultivation of the palm tree (in fact a giant herb rather than a tree) for dates and bleached p..

  • 3 El Palmeral Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    E - 03200 Elche

    Although originally planted by the Phoenicians, it was the Arabs who used their skills to expand and develop this palm grove, which was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. Unique in Europe in terms of its size, it benefits from the mild ..

  • 4 MAHE - Museu Arqueològic i d'Història d'Elx Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Diagonal del Palau 7 E - 03202 Elche

    Housed in the Altamira Palace, the museum contains pieces from digs mainly in La Alcudia. Note the sculpture and ceramics from the Iberian period and the Illici Venus, a delicate white marble Roman sculpture.

  • 5 Elche Festival Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Carrer Major-de-la-Vila 25 E - Elche

    An absorbing account of Elche's famous festival. Multilingual audio-visual resources allow the visitor to understand the festa and the medieval origins of the legend of the consueta (a manuscript from which the festival sprang, found on the beach in ..

  • 6 Municipal park Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    E - 03200 Elche

    Pleasant park at the end of the palm grove covering more than 5 ha divided into four gardens. The most remarkable is the Hort de Baix.

  • 7 Basilica of Santa María d'Elx

    Religious buildings

    E - 03202 Elche

    This monumental 18C baroque church was designed for staging the Mystery Plays and has an interesting portal by Nicolas de Bari.

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